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QBE targets growth in Europe with key appointment

By Sandra Villanueva
Senior Media Relations Manager

QBE, the business insurance specialist, announces the appointment of Constanza Gállegos as Head of Distribution for Continental Europe. 

Tasked with driving the expansion of QBE’s property, casualty and specialist lines portfolio, Constanza will report to Chris Wallace, Executive Director of Continental Europe and will be based in London.

Constanza has been General Manager for QBE’s Spanish operation for the past eight years, a role in which she successfully led the profitable growth of the business in its core underwriting lines.  Constanza will take up her new role in September and will continue to manage the Spanish operation in parallel until her replacement is announced towards the end of the year.

Chris Wallace, Executive Director of Continental Europe at QBE commented “Constanza’s success at the helm of our Spanish operation makes her the right choice to lead our European distribution practice where she will focus on strengthening the service we provide our customers and broker partners and making our offering consistently high end across the territory”


For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284

About QBE

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2016, was US$14.3 billion

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large client base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our clients’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping clients improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.

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Sandra Villanueva

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Head of Media Relations & Content, QBE International

QBE targets growth in Europe with key appointment